Saint Andrew’s Church has an active and busy Pastoral Care Group made up of our Minister, Session Members, and Congregational Members; however, everyone in our Church seems to be involved in Pastoral Care, from greeting members and visitors on the street before Church to hospital visiting, senior visitation, visitation to new families, and visitation to families who might be in some kind of crisis – bereavement, serious illness and the like. There is a card ministry in which greeting cards are sent to members experiencing grief, celebrating a significant birthday or anniversary or a new birth.
Staying In Touch
We have a recorded service ministry for those who wish to hear Church services but cannot attend for some reason. The entire service is available to borrow in CD format from the Library in the Church Hall (sign it out as you would a book). For those who have difficulty getting out, we can arrange delivery of CDs. The weekly sermons are also available on our website or on our YouTube Channel.
The weekly announcements are sent by email each Thursday morning and posted to the website later in the evening (contact the Church Office if you would like to be added to the emailing list). We send regular Twitter tweets (@sapctweets) whenever the news blog is updated, sermons are posted, or we have other news or events to share (you can read the tweets even if you do not have a Twitter account). Breaking News and key reminders are posted on our Welcome page.
Tuesday Morning Ladies Group
The Tuesday Morning Ladies Group do much in the way of Pastoral Care by making soup for the soup kitchen, making cookies for the seniors and shut-ins at Christmas, delivering flowers at Valentine’s Day, and supporting other worth-while charities including our own Church.
You are invited to call the Church office at 506-455-8220 and let us know how we can help.
We cannot provide the care we wish to in adhering to the mandate from Jesus Christ, our Lord and Saviour, if we do not know of any sickness or other problem As Saint Teresa said : “Let us touch the dying, the poor, the lonely, and the unwanted according to the graces we have received and let us not be ashamed or slow to do the humble work. Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do…but how much love we put into that action.”